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Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

I’m a huge Veronica Mars fan. But if I’m being honest, I’m not a very good fan. I LOVED the first season, really liked the second season, and was disappointed by the third season. 691 more words

Contemporary Fiction

"Startup" by Glenn Ogura

If you read novels to relax, this debut thriller by author Glenn Ogura, “Startup” is not for you.  I was at the edge of my seat – frantically turning pages throughout.  250 more words


Plotting my Course

Since finishing Five Days Dead my writing has stalled.  I have nine other novels in a series to write and a compilation of humor essays that I want to complete before I dive back into the world of… 316 more words

"The weight of blood" by Laura McHugh

There is nothing more satisfying than discovering a talented new author who promises many enjoyable hours of reading in the future.  Such a find is… 363 more words

Book Reviews

the next writer in the series: april 1, 2014

In  The Writing Life, Annie Dillard wrote,

I have been looking into schedules. Even when we read physics, we inquire of each least particle, What then shall I do this morning? 

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How We Spend Our Days

Five Days Dead

A funny thing happened on my way to writing what I thought was a novella.  It turned into a novel. I hadn’t really planned on that happening, but I am beginning to understand that when it comes to dealing with Harley Nearwater, the protagonist of Five Days Dead, nothing ever goes the way it is planned. 337 more words

My Ill-Fated Elephant Detective Novel

Everyone has a mistake or two hidden in their closet. Mine just happens to be elephant-sized.

A number of people have very kindly (and probably untruthfully) expressed an interest in seeing my ill-fated elephant detective novel. 815 more words

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